(BPT) – The new year always seems to get people thinking about change. People make New Year’s resolutions to revamp their diet or exercise routine. Some people decide to learn a new skill or hobby. Others just want a change of scenery. The start of the new year is also a perfect time to refresh your home.
Spending the winter months indoors with many cooped up with their pets, living spaces can quickly lose their luster. There are plenty of ways, however, to revamp your home over winter months and the good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to do it. Here are five ways to give your home a fresh start this new year.
Update your living space
If you’re ready for a new look, adding some throw pillows is the best way to elevate your home’s décor. Yes, they are soft and comfortable but, they aren’t just fluff. By adding throw pillows in various sizes and incorporating new colors, you’ll be amazed how it transforms your living room into a cozy oasis for your human and furry family.
Freshen the air
Adding a fresh scent to your indoor air provides a welcoming atmosphere. There are multiple ways to give yourself and your family a breath of fresh air. Try simmer pots with seasonal scents, candles or diffusers, and carpet deodorizer made from baking soda and essential oils, especially if you have pets. Cat owners, in particular, who are looking to maintain freshness while spending less time maintaining the litter box can turn to new Fresh Step Outstretch. The cat litter lasts 50 percent longer and offers superior odor control with Febreze freshness and 6x activated carbon**, allowing you to change the litter box less often.*
Bring the Outdoors In
Houseplants are another excellent way to breathe life into your surroundings. Plants placed throughout the home can brighten and energize a room. There are varieties of plants that need a ton of sun, while others prefer shade or there are 50/50 mixes. So, seek varieties that work with your aesthetic, lighting and space. In your quest to find the perfect plant, don’t overlook the planter. Go bold with patterns or colors to liven up a bland space that could use a punch of pizazz.
A fresh coat of paint can completely change the look of your home and freshen up dated living spaces. Choose a complementary or accent color to go on one wall with neutral colors on the other walls to perk up a room. Don’t want to paint? Easy-to-apply, removable wallpaper comes in a variety of colors, textures and patterns. Get creative with patterns and designs from jungle scenes to floral to geometric or retro. The best part is that you can remove it easily when you no longer enjoy it.
So, add a home refresh to your New Year’s resolution list and use those winter months wisely to refresh your home with a brighter, airier outlook.
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*vs. Leading Competitor based on estimated usage
**vs. Fresh Step Multicat